Happy New Year Reynolds Music families! I hope you had a relaxing break and are ready to get back into school mode once again! Thank you to everyone that watched our Winter recordings, I am so proud of all of our music students and how they have chosen to create a high caliber of music making in a very challenging time! Thank you for attending class, practicing and staying committed to our ensembles – working with all of you has certainly made 2020 a lot better for me (and I hope you feel the same!).
With that being said, we are now in the “flip” weeks for classes so please ensure you check what that means for your AB and CD block classes before going into this week. That means ENSURING you have a plan for before school and after school rehearsals, if you do not have a class at some point that day – our schedules are set outside the timetable and can not be changed due to room sharing and scheduling conflicts – so do your best, communicate any absences and please talk to me if you have something that isn’t working, often I can help you out!
Please remember your MUSIC FOLDER, MASKS, SCRIPTS, MUSIC, and INSTRUMENT(S) for this week. Lots of new music headed out to you all, so make sure you have something to store it in!
It is MUSICAL THEATRE SEASON! THERE ARE CHANGES TO OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE SO PLEASE LOOK THEM OVER AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK. I am working on ironing out for sure performance dates, and tickets will be going on sale at the end of this month, so stay tuned!!! ALL MUSICAL STUDENTS PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK OUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM REGULARLY FOR A DETAILED REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
MUSICAL THEATRE SCHEDULE CHANGES:
—rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays will now go 3:00-5:00pm.
—Because we can not access the school on weekends (due to covid cleaning restrictions) I will be adding extra dance calls for Tuesday after school 3:30-5:00 with Kanika. This will be for dance calls only, as I will be teaching Junior Choir during this time in the Band Room. If you are in Junior Choir and are called for a dance number, please attend the dance rehearsal with Kanika- this should affect very few students as majority of cast is in grade 11/12. Musical takes priority over the next few months, so please maintain a flexible schedule. If you are unable to attend, I will have to replace students with people that have the time and commitment.
—I will call music rehearsals during lunch as needed, this will likely only affect soloists as we can do group music during class time.
—Please ensure your act one scripts are MEMORIZED(as discussed before break) as I will be testing you This Thursday! We are going to run through scenes in the first act and run as much as we have this far.
ALL music should be LEARNED for:
-Just One Day (should be good there)
-I Got This -What You Got -look at those trouble spots
-Biology- the first half should be learned
-Watch Your Back- the first half
-Driving/Shopping With My Mom
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday, January 4:
3:00-5:00PM MUSICAL THEATRE, Please check GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR FULL DETAILS!! NOTE THE TIME EXTENSION, WE GO UNTIL 5PM! First Act script is expected to be memorized for Freaky Friday!
Tuesday, January 5:
7:30-8:30AM SENIOR CHOIR, MORNING CHOIR CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEK ONLY (SO THAT YOU CAN GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS)!
11:30-12:15 VOCAL JAZZ, in the Band Room with ALL SINGERS and Thomas, let’s take a look at some new music!
3:00-4:15PM JUNIOR CHOIR, IN THE BAND ROOM. I WILL BE HANDING OUT NEW MUSIC AND WE WILL BE DOING SOME SIGHT SINGING!
3:30-5:00 MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE REHEARSALS with Kanika. Check Google Classroom for details!
Wednesday, January 6:
7:30-8:30AM JUNIOR CHOIR, MORNING CHOIR CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEK ONLY (SO THAT YOU CAN GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS)!
3:00-4:15 SENIOR CHOIR,IN THE BAND ROOM. I WILL BE HANDING OUT NEW MUSIC AND WE WILL BE DOING SOME SIGHT SINGING!
Thursday, January 7:
7:30-8:30 AM STRINGS, in the BAND ROOM, you will be getting new music and a new seating order to start the year!
3:00-5:00PM MUSICAL THEATRE, Everyone at rehearsal today, check Google Classroom for details!
Friday, January 8:
Musical CREW from 12:30-2:30 meet in the Art Room after school please!
I am looking forward to seeing you all again this week. I hope you got some rest and relaxation in, and now it is time to dig into some new challenging music and put on a great Musical Theatre production!
See you soon!